Dryden, Michigan

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Dryden is a village in Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 815 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Dryden Township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 815 people, 285 households, and 224 families residing in the village. The population density was 727.8 per square mile (281.0/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 278.6/sq mi (107.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.42% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 285 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,375, and the median income for a family was $57,639. Males had a median income of $39,226 versus $22,115 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,180. About 2.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.


Dryden holds the distinction of being the original home of Champion Homes (1953), whose approximately 150 employees who produced manufactured housing and recreational vehicles until relocating in the 1980s.[citation needed]

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